September 19, 2017
Released: 9:00 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At an event this morning, Councillor Marty Morantz joined the Tuxedo Tennis Club and Tennis Manitoba to announce upgrades to the Tuxedo Tennis Club.
“The Tuxedo Tennis Club is a long-time staple in the Tuxedo community and has a long history of offering top-notch programming to Winnipeg residents,” said Marty Morantz, City Councillor for Charleswood - Tuxedo - Whyte Ridge. “I’m pleased the City of Winnipeg could play a part in supporting the facility and ensuring the Club continues to provide recreation opportunities to the community for many more years.”
Located at 370 Southport Boulevard, the Tuxedo Tennis Club is a not for profit club that promotes fitness, camaraderie, and the sport of tennis for everyone. Recent improvements at the club included converting the gravel parking lot into an asphalt parking lot and installing accessible parking stalls, a new sidewalk from the parking lot to the Tennis Club building, a new compost enclosure for lawn bowling, wood bollards, and new sod. Funding for this component of the project was provided by the City of Winnipeg in the amount of approximately $120,000 through the 2017 Parks and Recreation Enhancement Program.
In April 2017, a major court redevelopment project was completed that included expansion and installation of new LED energy efficient lighting on two courts. These improvements were made possible by the club’s financial and volunteer investment, along with a $50,000 Community Incentive grant from the City of Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program and $20,000 of funding from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
“The recent completion of project milestones provides a more functional facility in the community. We have seen an increase in competitive levels of play, additional child and youth programs, and extended playing hours,” said Gladys Stewart, Co-President of the Tuxedo Tennis Club. “The club is very grateful to the City of Winnipeg, Councillor Morantz’s office and to Western Economic Diversification Canada for their assistance”
For more information on the Tuxedo Tennis Club, please see tuxedotennis.com.
Released: 10:50 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Public Library, in partnership with Sarasvati Productions and FemFest, will host a Human Library from September 21 to 23 at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street.
Human Libraries promote dialogue and encourage understanding between people who might not normally have ever met. In a Human Library, people become the books and are borrowed for one-on-one conversations for up to 30 minutes in a safe and welcoming space. The Human Books come from a variety of backgrounds and ways of life, but have one common experience – they have faced discrimination, prejudice or stereotyping. Twenty-four (24) Human Books will be available to borrow over the course of three days at this free event.
The Human Library will be held on the second floor of Millennium Library on the following days and times:
- Thursday, September 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, September 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, September 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Human Books can be reserved by calling 204-986-6779 until September 20. Reservations after September 20 can be made in-person only at the event on a first-come, first-served basis; the Human Library registration desk will open for bookings 30 minutes before event start times.
For more details on borrowing a Human Book and to view the full schedule and catalogue, please visit wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/humanlibrary/.
Public invited to provide feedback on pedestrian and cycling study in the East Fort Garry neighbourhood
Opportunities to participate online or at a public workshop
Released: 1:25 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Do you walk or bike in the East Fort Garry community? The City wants to hear from you to help identify priorities for improvements to the pedestrian and cycling network to improve safety for people of all ages and abilities.
The goal of this study is to re-engage the East Fort Garry community to help improve the livability, safety and walkability of the neighbourhood and increase the number of students choosing active modes when travelling to school. This study will also develop school travel plans for schools in the area.
Public input is a key component of all Walk Bike projects. Visit the website to provide feedback through an online survey: winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects
Engage at a public workshop
Meet the project team and take part in group discussions and a mapping exercise.
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fort Garry Community Centre, 880 Oakenwald Ave.
RSVP: Maureen Krauss, Public Engagement Planner via phone (204) 944-9907 or email by Thursday, September 28, 2017.
For more information visit winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects.